log4j2 + rsyslog for the client side of centralized logging

Introduction So right now, the absolute coolest setup is the ELK (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana) stack, and as far as I can tell, that community is growing and doing very cool things. However, you may not feel like installing LogStash on all your servers, especially if they are constrained for memory or older. Luckily, rsyslog is […]

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The science of top-down debugging

I’ve found that the biggest difference between effective debugging and ineffective debugging is the process used to root out a problem. Inexperienced people too often will hit their head against a wall without even knowing how to take the next step for solving a problem. Their problem is not following an age old technique that […]

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